dehiscence


de·his·cence

noun \di-ˈhi-sən(t)s\

Definition of DEHISCENCE

:  an act or instance of dehiscing <pollen freed by dehiscence of the anther>
de·his·cent \-sənt\ adjective

Origin of DEHISCENCE

New Latin dehiscentia, from Latin dehiscent-, dehiscens, present participle of dehiscere
First Known Use: 1819

de·his·cence

noun \di-ˈhis-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEHISCENCE

: the parting of the sutured lips of a surgical wound <wound dehiscence resulting from infection>

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